Kenyon College

private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, United States

Kenyon College is a private liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, United States, founded in 1824 by Philander Chase. Kenyon College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.Kenyon has currently 1,708 undergraduates enrolled in it and the campus size is 1,000 acres. It has a rural setting and uses a semester-based academic calendar. The campus is home to the Brown Family Environmental Center, whose 382 acres host seven different ecosystems and academic opportunities including the Summer Science Scholars program. Here, students also engage in activities like bird watching and hiking. There are more than 120 student clubs and organizations on campus, including approximately 12 fraternities and sororities. Kenyon athletes are called Lords and Ladies which compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. According to 2018 U.S. News & World Report rankings, Kenyon had 13th best undergraduate teaching in the U.S. Additionally, Kenyon was rated as the 983rd best value college by the 2018 PayScale College Return on Investment Report. Time (magazine)'s 2018-2019 "Best Colleges in America" report ranked Kenyon as the 214th best college in the country, respectively.Despite its small size, Kenyon's alumni have gone on to make advances in their field. Notable alumni include 6 Rhodes Scholars, 10 Marshall Scholarship winners, 12 Truman Scholarship winners, and numerous Watson Fellowship holders and Fulbright scholarship recipients. Famous graduates include U.S. President Rutherford B. Hayes, Swedish prime minister Olof Palme, actors Paul Newman and Allison Janney, University of Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart, and writers Josh Radnor, John Green, and E. L. Doctorow.
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